SONA JOBARTEH Playing the complex West African instrument called the Kora | 60 Minutes

Sona Jobarteh is the first female virtuoso player of the kora, a traditional African instrument. Now one of the world’s foremost kora players, her mastery is made more remarkable when considering how complex the instrument is. "60 Minutes" is the most successful television broadcast in history. Offering hard-hitting investigative reports, interviews, feature segments and… Continue lendo SONA JOBARTEH Playing the complex West African instrument called the Kora | 60 Minutes


MAMADOU DIABATÉ – Tunga (fvll albvm)

Mamadou Diabaté (born 1975) is a Malian musician known for his work with the kora. He began playing quite early in his life, became known as a musician in the area of Mali in which he lived, and has since moved to the United States, recording several albums. Tunga (Alula Records, 2000) 1 -… Continue lendo MAMADOU DIABATÉ – Tunga (fvll albvm)

THE KORA: 21 string Gambian traditional instrument

The Kora (Manding languages: ߞߐߙߊ köra) is a stringed instrument used extensively in West Africa. A Kora typically has 22 strings, which are played by plucking with the fingers. It combines features of the lute and harp. The Kora is built from a large calabash, cut in half and covered with cow skin to… Continue lendo THE KORA: 21 string Gambian traditional instrument

FATOUMATA DIAWARA – Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

Abby O'Neill | February 3, 2022 Fatoumata Diawara is a true multi-hyphenate – an esteemed Malian singer, songwriter and actress who left her home country at 19 to pursue her artistry in France. By way of Como, Italy, she delivers a riveting performance alongside her bandmates, many of whom have toured with her since 2018.… Continue lendo FATOUMATA DIAWARA – Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

BALLAKÉ SISSOKO – Nan Sira Madi | A Colors Show

Celebrated Malian kora player Ballaké Sissoko graces the COLORS stage with a mesmerising performance of ‘Nan Sira Madi’. COLORSXSTUDIOS is a unique aesthetic music platform showcasing exceptional talent from around the globe. COLORS focuses on the most distinctive new artists and original sounds in an increasingly fragmented and saturated scene. All COLORS shows seek… Continue lendo BALLAKÉ SISSOKO – Nan Sira Madi | A Colors Show

SONA JOBARTEH – Live @ 20th Annual World Music Festival, Chicago (2018)

The 20th Annual World Music Festival Chicago is presented by the City of Chicago and produced by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events. This city-wide, multi-venue, eleven-day festival has attracted over 650,000 concertgoers and has presented more than 650 artists and ensembles from over 80 countries since it began in 1999.… Continue lendo SONA JOBARTEH – Live @ 20th Annual World Music Festival, Chicago (2018)

SONA JOBARTEH & Band: Kora Music from West Africa

Sona Jobarteh is a unique and pioneering musical icon of her time whose renown has been rapidly flourishing globally. Born into a Griot family from the Gambia, a tradition that dates back 7 centuries, she is the first female within this tradition to become a professional virtuoso on the Kora. Her music is uniquely poised… Continue lendo SONA JOBARTEH & Band: Kora Music from West Africa